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How positive is it to hear this from my interviewers? I'm wondering if it means anything significant

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by boltedbicorne, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. boltedbicorne

    boltedbicorne Banned Banned

    Aug 1, 2014
    In every interview i've been to when they asked the "Why <this school question?>") every interview has told me that I've definitely done my research well after I answered. How significant of a positive thing is this from an interviewer's perspective? I mean it's not like the interviewer is telling me i'm accepted, but still
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  3. WillburCobb

    WillburCobb I am the pull out king Banned Account on Hold 5+ Year Member

    Depends on your p-value.
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  4. boltedbicorne

    boltedbicorne Banned Banned

    Aug 1, 2014
    statistics humor is literally the bottom of the barrel.
  5. NoDakDok

    NoDakDok 2+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2014
    From my experience and what I have seen in other individuals, there is very little if any correlation between the response you receive from your interviewer and the resultant decision of the admissions committee on your application. Interviews are only a small piece of a very large application, even a glowing review does not guarantee admission. This is especially true since many interviewers do not sit on the admissions committee. I've had very tense, uneasy interviews that resulted in acceptances and very positive, "can't wait to see you here in the fall" interviews that resulted in waitlists.

    Don't be so tense.
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  6. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Somewhere west of St. Louis
    It means you've done exactly what you were supposed to do, and this is always good. It's some + points on your behalf for the interviewer to take to the adcom meeting.


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